Gozo Holidays Guide
Malta’s sister island, Gozo, is definitely worth a visit, either as a stand-alone destination or else for a day trip, using one of the ferry-boats connecting the islands. Visitors can experience old traditions such as the milking of goats and sheep and watch as this milk is prepared into traditional Gozitan cheese.
The Ġgantija Temples
For an even OLDER historical site, stop by and have a wander around these temples. Dating back to 3200BC and 3600BC, the temples are recognised as a UNESCO heritage site.
Ta’ Kola Windmill
A cute photo spot just by the temples. Or if windmills interest you, head inside for a tour!
These saltpans can be found in various places on Gozo. They are just by the edges of the cliff, where the waves can come crashing over and the salt is left deposited in the salt pans. The most famous salt pans can be found at Xwejni Bay. These are an 8-minute drive or a 30-minute walk from Wied il-Għasri.
Ta’ Pinu Basilica
A unique basilica surrounded by countryside, this is the perfect stop before sunset. Be sure to check the opening hours beforehand if you are interested in visiting inside.
You could spend a whole day here! If you have time, head to the beach for a dip and a paddle to work up an appetite for your next delicious seafood extravaganza! As Gozo is only a small island it is quite easy to get around. However, everywhere is so beautiful that you may lose track of time, so make sure you catch the ferry back to Malta on time!
This is a rocky bay on the west coast of Gozo. It is home to a small inland sea, where you can dive and have a paddle. The diving site is called the Blue Hole and is a long tunnel through the rock, around 25 meters deep. You will also find the Azure window ruins here, this was a very famous rock formation that collapsed in 2017. Then last but not least, the sunset! The sunset can be seen from all spots at Dwejra Bay, so you won’t be disappointed. The bus also stops right by the bay, very convenient!
The Citadel Gozo is an absolute must visit. Also know as Castella or Citadella, it is the old capital city of the island of Gozo. It lies adjacent to Rabat and is just five minutes uphill from the central square.